How do you contrast the tone of the poems? Hymn: "His Prayer to Ben Jonson By Robert Herrick Ode: "An Ode for Him" By Robert Herrick
The tone of the two poems is celebratory, honoring poet Ben Johnson, but the ode is more familiar.
Tone is the author’s attitude toward a subject, and can be expressed partly in poetic form. An ode, for example, is usually celebratory in tone. A hymn is as well, but usually with a religious overtone. Robert Herrick considered himself a sort of literary “son” to Ben Johnson, and therefore wanted to...
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